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An academic internship is preferably an off-campus learning/practicing experience in which the student applies a body of knowledge and skill in a structured non-classroomsetting. It can take place in many settings—governments, social organizations and agencies, churches, business enterprises. It can make use of almost every knowledge and skill area in Bethel’s curriculum.

Academic Requirements

  • Declared major or minor in the Department of Business & Economics.
  • Junior or senior standing.
  • Minimum of 20 credit hours completed in the department.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 and 2.25 GPA in the major.

Participation Requirements

  • Attend a mandatory internship seminar offered each month by the internship coordinator.
  • Complete all registration and department paperwork and return it to the internship coordinator before the deadline.
  • Participate in the on-line internship course offered through the department.
  • Remain in the internship for the entirety of the placement.
  • Complete all requirements of the internship class to gain academic credit.
  • Complete an exit interview with the internship coordinator after completion of your internship.

Registration Deadlines for Internship Classes

  • Fall Internships—September 5, 2017
  • Spring Internships—February 7, 2018
  • Summer Internships—June 4, 2018

Internship Seminar

Before you participate in an internship you must take the mandatory BusEcon Internship Seminar offered each month by the internship coordinator. To sign up for a seminar, students can find the seminar registration page on the Business & Economics Student Resource Moodle. Registration closes 24 hours before each seminar.

Learning Contract

Before you start your internship you must complete the 2017-2018 Learning Contract (pdf) and return it to the internship coordinator. The learning contract must be turned in before the deadline and within five days of the start of your internship.

Program Features

Bethel Business and Economics Association

Students in the Bethel Business and Economics Association (BBEA) gain the training, skills, and networking opportunities important to success in the workplace.

Accredited by the ACBSP

Bethel's Department of Business and Economics programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence.

BethelBiz Alumni Network

BethelBiz is a network that will connect you to fellow alumni, inspire you to pursue excellence in the workplace, and challenge you to become a faithful leader in your community.

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